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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
But it was the co-operation of Jackson that Lee was expecting, in order to change the course ofvements of troops. This was precisely what General Lee desired. On the 15th, Whiting left Lynchbulty, which caused them to defer its execution. Lee, knowing how important it was to gain time, so rmy he was about to face, the strength of which Lee had been constantly increasing during the last se, the banks of which he was to find deserted, Lee had also put his army in motion. General A. P. had been engaged during the whole of the 28th, Lee was only able to bring two divisions at most inHill. This was the line that all the forces of Lee intended to attack on the 30th of June, and thanquered, in order to disengage themselves. General Lee was on the field of battle, and had broughthe attack of the Confederates was not renewed. Lee had sent an order to his generals to wait untilhe battle is raging with the greatest violence, Lee, as we have seen, has not succeeded in preservi[47 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ce either Tennessee or Kentucky, Nashville or Louisville, and wrest from the Federals all the conquests they had achieved during the last few months by taking them in rear. He was also drawing near Virginia, and could, in case of necessity, join Lee and Jackson, obviating, at all events, the necessity of their detailing troops to cover their lines on that side. The forces which had been dispersed in East Tennessee had been again assembled at Knoxville, under command of Kirby Smith; the garrihey could take the field. Satisfied, therefore, with having forestalled his adversaries and occupied the position he was so anxious to hold, the Confederate general awaited the issue of the great struggle that was going on around Richmond between Lee and McClellan. Buell, on his part, did not seem to think of attacking him. After having reorganized his army, and put an end to the acts of pillage committed by the soldiers of Mitchell, who were scattered over too much ground to be closely wat
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
head of three divisions. Farther to the south, Lee still occupied Richmond with the remainder of hormer was repulsed, losing fifty-two prisoners. Lee did not dare to reinforce his lieutenant, as hews of the greatest importance to communicate to Lee. A few hours later he was at the headquarters oion, as he knew positively, was Aquia Creek. Lee lost no time in availing himself of this informeen informed, through an intercepted letter, of Lee's movement against Pope, he immediately startede, had asked his chief for new reinforcements. Lee was not yet willing to believe that the Federalps, the recruits and depots. We have said that Lee's army was then from ninety to ninety-five thou troops you want. On the 21st, the whole of Lee's army—Jackson on the left, Longstreet on the rthe only road through which the two sections of Lee's forces could effect a junction, and it seems d Manassas, and Longstreet's corps, directed by Lee in person, had made their bivouacs at a conside[20 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
x days to good account, and the two adversaries found themselves nearly in the same situation as Lee and Pope three weeks previous, each almost turning his back upon his true base of operations. Bucomplete on that side the investment of the small garrison. To seize this prey, Bragg, following Lee's example at Harper's Ferry, did not hesitate to concentrate his army at the risk of an entire che, which, however, it could not possibly avoid. Bragg, by imitating the successful manoeuvres of Lee, had turned his adversary: by attacking him during his precipitate retreat, he could have achievem a disappointment all the more bitter, because it coincided with the abandonment of Maryland by Lee, as Bragg's march had coincided with the aggressive campaign of the army of Virginia. The combat were acting on the defensive. Bragg's army, which was concentrating at Chattanooga, and that of Lee, which was marching upon the Rapidan, menaced their actual possessions too seriously for them to
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
me, and had the means of defending them against Lee, who would not fail to come over at once and dimouth rendered it very dangerous at a time when Lee was already approaching Fredericksburg, and a c These preparations, however, had not escaped Lee. The entrance of a few Federal gun-boats into tRappahannock and the Rapidan. In order to turn Lee's positions effectually, it would have been neche could easily carry all the works, erected by Lee with so much skill and care. In informing Frand the latter was too poor in men to replace it. Lee had no right to sacrifice a portion of it in sonon-balls had been heated for the purpose. But Lee wanted to save his ammunition for the attack hehe 16th detachments of their comrades came with Lee's permission to give them the rapid burial of sisfied with holding the enemy's army in check. Lee merely sent off some parties of cavalry at the en if the bridges had all been constructed, and Lee had allowed the army quietly to cross to the ot[17 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
Atlantic, the two Carolinas and Georgia, whence Lee's army derived part of its supplies. These two the James River by the army of the Potomac and Lee's victory at Manassas again emboldened the Confcupy the enemy and prevent him from reinforcing Lee's army. In conformity with these instructions, any reinforcements which might be destined for Lee, he was influenced by another consideration forFederal army was approaching the great bridge. Lee's brigade, which was in advance, found a portiooster sent nearly the whole of his artillery to Lee's assistance, whilst Wessells' brigade occupiediver. The signal for the attack was given, and Lee's soldiers bravely followed the railroad track;y, and the Federal guns, supporting the fire of Lee's brigade, which was lying in ambush along the to capture the rear-guard of the Federals. But Lee had posted a battery in thickets, from which itnear Washington, belonging to the family of General Lee, who, in view of his noble conduct at the c[3 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
' division, comprising the three brigades under Ripley, Lawton and rayton, numbering 15,000 men, rejoined the army on the 2d of June. From the month of June, General Lee's reports enable us to give the most exact particulars. IV. Report of the army of Northern Virginia On the 26th of June, 1862. Commander-in-chief, R. E. Lee. 1st corps, Longstreet. 1st Division, Longstreet. 1st Brigade, Kemper; 2d Brigade, R. H. Anderson; 3d Brigade, Pickett; 4th Brigade, Wilcox; 5th Brigade, Pryor. 2d Division, A. P. Hill. 1st Brigade, J. R. Anderson; 2d Brigade, M. Gregg; 3d Brigade, Archer; 4th Brigade, Field; 5th Brigade, Branch; 6th Brigade, 4320 men. 1st Brigade, ...... 2d Brigade, ...... Iii. Report of the army of Northern Virginia On the 15th of September, 1862. Commander-in-chief, R. E. Lee. Longstreet's command. 1st Division, Pickett. 1st Brigade, Kemper, 4 regiments; 2d Brigade (formerly Pickett's), 5 regiments. 2d Division, Walker. 1st
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 9 (search)
sion, Griffin. Brigade, ......; brigade, ......; brigade, ...... 3d corps, Stoneman. Division, Sickles. Brigade, ......; brigade, ......; brigade, ...... Division, Birney. Ward's brigade, Berry's brigade; brigade, ..... Division, Whipple. Carroll's brigade; brigade,......; brigade, ...... Cavalry, Pleasonton's Division. Brigade,...; brigade, .... Bayard's Division. Brigade, ......; brigade, ..... Reserve Artillery, Hunt. Confederate army. Commander-in-chief, General R. E. Lee. 1st corps, Longstreet. 1st Division, R. H. Anderson. Wright's brigade, Armistead's brigade, Wilcox's brigade, Perry's brigade, Featherstone's brigade, Mahone's brigade. 2d Division, Pickett. Kemper's brigade, Jenkins' brigade, Walker's brigade. 3d Division, Ransom. Brigade, ...... (formerly Ransom's); Cook's brigade. 4th Division, Hood. Law's brigade, Toombs' brigade, G. T. Anderson's brigade, Robertson's brigade, Evans' brigade. 5th Division, McLaws. Howell Cob